Break Every Yoke: Shakers, gender equality, and women's suffrage; Warmth: Shaker Stoves; Work: Shaker Tools - 12PM DAILY
This tour introduces visitors to the exhibition which traces the roles of women in Shaker society, from the earliest prophecies of Mother Ann to the battle for universal suffrage. Exhibition made possible through the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts, the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, and private funding.
Shaker stoves, whether used to heat rooms or warm irons for the laundry, are known for their unique and inventive designs.
Shakers made and used a variety of tools in their workshops and in their crafts. This installation features an assortment of tools.